Day Eighteen of the 2019 A-Z Challenge in which I am participating during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they form part of a loose theme reflecting our retirement trip around Australia. Today our posts are relevant to the letter R.
Roads in Australia are managed by State and Federal Government agencies reliant on funding from these sources. High capacity roads are bituminised and adequately maintained to keep freight and people moving around the country.
Get off the main trunk system and the scenario changes. Roading differs from state to state, noticeable when doing long distances especially away from the metropolitan centres. Head into rural and outback Australia and not only do the conditions of the roads start to vary dramatically, the surface can be markedly different.